69points

Apple Thunderbolt Display

70points

Samsung C24B550U

Apple Thunderbolt Display
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Apple Thunderbolt Display vs Samsung C24B550U

Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U
69
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70
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Why is Apple Thunderbolt Display better than Samsung C24B550U?

  • Has an IPS screen
  • Supports VESA mount
  • Supports thunderbolt
  • Has a front camera
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports portrait mode
  • Has a glossy panel
  • Has an ambient light sensor

Why is Samsung C24B550U better than Apple Thunderbolt Display?

  • 7ms less response time
    5msvs12ms
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 218W lower power consumption on operation
    32W vs250W
  • Supports total tilt
  • 5x higher static contrast ratio
    5000:1vs1000:1
  • 150.5mm shorter
    340.5mmvs491mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1.8W lower power consumption on standby
    0.2W vs2W

Top specs and features

General info

1.supports total tilt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.

2.height

491mm

340.5mm

Best

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.9mm

3.thickness

207mm

43.5mm

Best

LG 22EA53VQ

5.5mm

4.Supports VESA mount
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.

5.weight

10.8kg

2.6kg

Best

Asus VX278Q 27"

4.5g

6.width

650mm

573mm

Best

Toshiba PA3923U-2LC3

340.5mm

Display

1.response time

12ms

5ms

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

1ms

2.screen size

27"

24"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

108"

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

4.resolution

2560 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

7680 x 4320px

5.has an IPS screen
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

6.maximum horizontal viewing angle

178º

178º

Horizontal viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

178º

Colors

1.luminance

375cd/m²

250cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

Acer Predator X35 35" UW-UXGA

1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

1000:1

5000:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.

Best

Acer XB0 XB240H 24"

100000000:1

3.display colors

16.7m

16.7m

Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.

Best

Dell UltraSharp UP2716D 27"

1074m

4.has an ambient light sensor
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.USB ports

3

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus PA279Q

7

4.supports thunderbolt
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.

5.supports Ethernet
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

6.has FireWire
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

Power

1.power consumption operation

250W

32W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

2.power consumption on standby

2W

0.2W

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.

Best

Asus MB168B Plus

0W

Features

1.has a front camera
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

2.supports USB recording
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Samsung C24B550U

USB recording is the capacity of the device to record content into plugged in USB devices.

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